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The Catholic Foundation has grown from $4.7 million in assets in 1987 to its current value of approximately $100,000,000 as of June 30, 2020. These assets provide a permanent source of additional funding to advance the church's overall mission, including the diocesan Pastoral Center, parishes, Catholic schools, Catholic Charities, and Catholic cemeteries.

Endowment funds provide an essential source of financial stability for our diocese. The Foundation Board of Trustees, which is comprised of laity from the diocese, carefully oversees all investments and distributions.

For additional information, please contact Paul Puleo, Managing Director of Development, at 724-552-2509.

​Catholic Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds
​Provide income for the perpetual care of 68 parish cemeteries in the diocese. Interest revenue helps offset parish cemetery expenses.
  1. ​Cemetery Perpetual Care (68 funds)
​Catholic Charities Funds
​Provide income to support Catholic Charities programs for families and individuals in the four counties in the diocese.
  1. ​Elijah Fund
  2. Ministry for Seniors Funds
  3. Catherine P. and Michael Moran Fund
  4. Thomas Lynch Memorial Fund
​Catholic Education Funds
​Provide income for tuition assistance for families of Catholic school students. Future plans include funds to support parish-based evangelization and faith formation programs for youth, young adults and adults.
  1. Diocesan Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund
  2. Fayette County Catholic Schools Fund
  3. St. Gerard Tuition Assistance Fund
​Catholic Schools Fund
Provide income to assist in the overall operation of Catholic schools in the diocese. The following Catholic schools have established endowment funds:
  1. Christ the Divine Teacher School, Latrobe
  2. The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City
  3. Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Connellsville
  4. Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Greensburg
  5. Mary Queen of Apostles School, New Kensington
  6. Queen of Angels Catholic School, North Huntingdon
  7. St. Bernard Regional School, Indiana
  8. St. John the Evangelist Regional School, Uniontown
  9. St. Sebastian Regional School, Belle Vernon
  10. Mother of Sorrows Catholic School, Murrysville

The following Catholic schools receive support from these specific funds:
  1. The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City: Wallace and Cecilia Burdette Memorial Fund
  2. Conn-Area Catholic School, Connellsville: Rev. Thomas J. Kalasky Memorial Fund
  3. Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Connellsville: Rita P. and Stephen A. Peters Fund
​Diocesan Pastoral Care Funds
Provide income to fund the needs of the diocese and support a variety of spiritual, educational and operational programs.
  1. Bishop William G. Connare Memorial Fund
  2. Bishop Hugh L. Lamb Memorial Fund
  3. Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Memorial Fund
  4. Rose and Michael Gribik Memorial Fund
  5. Thomas L. Kinsey Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  6. Adolph and Julia Bartolomucci Memorial Fund
  7. St. Maximillan Kolbe Fund
​Lay Ministry Education Grants and Program Funds​
Provide income to support operations and various needs of lay ministry formation and education programs.
  1. St. Anselm Fund
  2. St. Francis of Assisi Fund
  3. Ministry Formation Fund
​Ordained Ministry Funds
Provide income to support the education and formation of seminarians studying for the priesthood, ongoing education of clergy and education of the permanent diaconate.
  1. Clergy Continuing Formation and Education Fund
  2. John and Anne Duff Fund
  3. Priestly Vocations Fund
  4. Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Tambellini Fund
  5. St. Joseph the Carpenter Fund
  6. John and Elizabeth Sapara & John and Helen Ezzyk Memorial Fund
  7. Permanent Diaconate Fund
  8. John P. and Mary B. Baran Memorial Fund
  9. St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund
​Parish Funds
​Provide income for pastoral programs and other general needs of the parish. The following parishes and parish organizations have established endowment funds:
  1. Ascension, Jeannette
  2. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Bethlehem Project Memorial Fund, Greensburg
  3. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg
  4. Christ the King, Leechburg
  5. Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent
  6. Church of the Resurrection, Northern Indiana County
  7. Holy Cross, Youngwood
  8. Holy Family, Seward
  9. Holy Family, West Newton
  10. Holy Trinity, Educational Fund, Ligonier
  11. Holy Trinity Operational Fund, Ligonier
  12. Immaculate Conception, Connellsville
  13. Mount St. Peter, New Kensington
  14. Our Lady of Grace, Next Generation Endowment Fund, Greensburg
  15. SS. Simon and Jude, Blairsville
  16. St. Agnes, Bishop Anthony G. Bosco Center, North Huntingdon
  17. St. Barbara, Harrison City
  18. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Indiana
  19. St. Florian, United
  20. St. Hubert, Point Marion
  21. St. James, New Alexandria
  22. St. John the Baptist de La Salle, Delmont
  23. St. John the Evangelist, Latrobe
  24. St. John the Evangelist, Uniontown
  25. St. Lawrence, Cadogan
  26. St. Margaret Mary, Lower Burrell
  27. St. Patrick, Brady's Bend
  28. St. Regis, Trafford
  29. St. Rita, Connellsville
  30. St. Sebastian, Belle Vernon
  31. St. Sylvester, Slickville
  32. St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus, Uniontown
  33. St. Thomas More University, Indiana
​Priests' Health and Retirement Funds
​Provide income to support the costs of health care and other needs of retired diocesan priests.
  1. ​Neumann House Fund
  2. Rev. Joseph A. Tamilowski Fund
  3. Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser Memorial Fund